Architect John Thompson & Partners has put together a team to pitch for the design-led, second-round brief for the Rochester Riverside regeneration project in Kent
The firm has teamed up with the consultants that worked on the original designs with architects Demetri Porphyrios and HTA. The scheme was terminated in 2000 when developer Berkeley Homes pulled out because of low land values at the site.

The other members of the John Thompson team will be consulting engineer Peter Brett Associates, environmental design consultant Studio Engleback and cost management consultant Atkins Faithful & Gould. The practice intends to build on the community consultation it carried out for Berkeley Homes and Medway council, which was used in the Berkeley Homes masterplan.

John Thompson faces competition from PRC Fewster. This practice worked on the Wimpey scheme that replaced the Berkeley Homes plan in 2001, and which was also shelved.